Dear Friends, We often talk about other artists who are inspiring. Aurora Robson is one of those artists that we have talked about and know that our readers would appreciate. In this video, she explains how her work went from painting, to sculpture, to activism about plastics in our environment. PLASTIC! Yikes, we have to… Read More
Dear Laura, For our coffee talk on Friday would you watch this video? I think it speaks directly to some of our thoughts we have brewing about creativity and sharing that with other’s online. For the rest of our readers I would also enjoy hearing what you think! My favorite quote from this: “Show UP… Read More
Hello Sweet T (& friends!)~ How are you? Do you remember writing the quote above? It still resonates with me and remains true. This is one of the slides I created for my very first Artist Talk~OMG!. I spent a good part of last week and the beginning of this week preparing for it. It… Read More
Dear Laura, Much of this last semester was spent on developing a curriculum for my First Year Experience Learning Community class at College of Charleston that brought together Drawing 119 and Biology 112, and I thought I would share my experience with you today. Interdisciplinary work has always been at the root of my personal… Read More
Hi Everyone, We just got the news that our interview with Cassie Premo Steele was the number one interview listened to in the past two years on her BlogTalk Radio! If you want to hear what we had to say in that interview click on the link in the right margin. We talk about how… Read More
Dear Laura and Friends, How lucky I am that I have the opportunity to listen to Sera Beak talk tonight in my little town of Charleston, SC. I am fortunate to have been included in the impressive list of artists for the exhibition RealEyes, which will be having an opening reception right before Sera speaks. … Read More
Ya gotta love William Kentridge’s sense of play and imagination. This October we will be able to watch this delightful artist in a documentary on PBS supported by the fantastic ART:21. Just thought I would point it out to you! Tina Watch the full episode. See more ART:21.
Dear Laura and Friends, May 14th I attended a lecture (part of a weekend workshop) by Natalie Goldberg presented by The Sophia Institute in Charleston, SC. Her most famous book is Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within. I picked up the book thinking that I could improve my writing skills and apply her… Read More
Dear Friends & Laura, “Women are the real architects of society” –Harriot Beecher Stowe International Women’s Day was March 8. This celebration began in 1911 and according to the official website for International Women’s Day “More than one million women and men attended IWD rallies campaigning for women’s rights to work, vote, be trained, to… Read More
The teaching residency I just returned from at the Holderness School in NH gave me a wonderful opportunity to listen. I was honored to be a part of what is called Artward Bound. Artward Bound provides an intense opportunity for the sophomore students to be emerged in the arts for ten days of uninterrupted work.… Read More
I could not agree more about fostering positive alliances among artists. Not only has this made a difference with each other and our collabortive work together, but I also have experienced the benefits with the artists in my geographical community. Just a few days ago I traveled to Columbia South Carolina to this gallery www.701cca.org… Read More
On Thursday I went to a panel discussion of four artists, at the Lyme Art Association. They were all landscape painters and as I had questioned in grad school why I used to paint mainly landscapes I wondered about their artistic intentions. I wanted to know how they connected with the landscape and what they… Read More
Hi T~ I just got back from a great exhibit at the Alexy Von Schlippe gallery http://www.averypointarts.uconn.edu/NOTICES.HTML. This gallery is on the University of Connecticut at Avery Point, right along the water. I have always appreciated this gallery for showing Contemporay art. Every show I have seen there has left me thinking in a different way and this show was… Read More
A must-see movie for all artists (and non-artists)!
Dear Laura, Daniel Pink has moved me to think of the future very differently. I have a lot to say about the beginning of the book, but let me share a few thoughts on storytelling. This quote reminded me of our separate art practices, but also when our art has come together in collaboration like the… Read More